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Dear Members and Friends
The 2020 Fenway Porchfest music video is gearing up for a fun online release this Friday, July 31st!  On Friday afternoon, the video will be on the Fenway Porchfest website for all to view.

(Love That) Muddy River_OrangeBarrel

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Dear Members and Friends:

Please join the City of Boston Transportation Department, Fenway Civic, and Fenway Community Center for an online meeting to hear about transportation improvements planned for Boylston Street between Ipswich Street and the Muddy River.
Join in to view proposed plans and provide your feedback.
Information is attached and below – come and tell a friend!
Meeting date: Tuesday, July 28, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Laptop, desktop, or browser https://zoom.us/j/97983792295  OR
Dial-in: 1-929-436-2866
Meeting ID: 97983792295
Questions? Write to visionzero@boston.gov
20-07-28 Boylston St

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Dear Members: Please see the following announcement regarding the Phase 3 policy for parks and open space from the City of Boston. Enjoy your parks safely!

CITY of BOSTON

Parks and Recreation

Latest Updates: Phase 3 Starts July 13, 2020

Visit our COVID-19 service changes page for the most up-to-date information.

PARKS FACILITIES
Park facilities, including athletic fields, courts, splash pads, and playgrounds are OPEN as of July 13, 2020 as part of the City of Boston’s Phase 3 Reopening. Park users are advised to:

  • wear a face covering
  • remain 6 feet away from others, and
  • follow social distancing guidelines recommended by the Boston Public Health Commission.

EVENTS
Outdoor events are limited to 50 people or fewer, by permit only. Events of 50-100 attendees subject to approval by the City of Boston special events committee.

YOUTH AND ADULT SPORTS
For lower contact sports, games are allowed in addition to practices, conditioning and skills drills, and lessons for these sports:

  • Baseball and softball
  • Tennis and pickleball
  • Sailing
  • Track and field
  • Skateboarding

For higher contact sports, ONLY practices, conditioning and skills drills, and lessons in groups of fewer than 25 people, are allowed (no games). These include:

  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Lacrosse
  • Rugby
  • Basketball
  • Ultimate frisbee

PERMITTING
Regularly scheduled, organized activities — such as games, practices, conditioning and skills drills, and lessons — require a permit.

SPECTATORS
Youth players are allowed one chaperone per child. No spectators are allowed for adult sports.

LIGHTING
Facility lights will be turned on based on the location’s permitting schedule.

To report enforcement issues, please call Boston Police. For maintenance issues, please contact 617-635-4505 or 3-1-1.

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Fenway Community Center continues to host a wide range of virtual programs for the community.
To drop in for a class or to learn more, visit: https://fenwaycommunitycenter.org/

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We are excited to announce a week of upcoming giveaways for Fenway Civic members.
Thanks to the generosity of Samuels & Associates, we will be giving out the following digital gift cards from July 13 to 17 –
  • Monday :       3 $25-gift cards to Fenway Beer Shop 
  • Tuesday:       3 $25-gift cards to Blackbird Doughnuts
  • Wednesday: 3 $25-gift cards to Saloniki
  • Thursday:     3 $25-gift cards to Eventide Fenway
  • Friday:          3 $25-gift cards to Basho 
 
Keep your eyes open each weekday morning at 10:00 a.m. for a quick quiz from FCA – the first three members who respond correctly will receive a digital card.
Each member can ‘win’ up to two times – you must be a member of FCA to play.
 
Thanks to Samuels for this contribution and their following message:
 
“Samuels & Associates recognizes the key role of local businesses within our community, as employers and gathering places. We strive to support our tenants and neighbors at all times, and especially during this challenging period.”

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Dear Members and Friends:

Looking for a bright spot to start your July? Please spread the news of these free events on July 7th, courtesy of Kaji Aso Studio.
Take a moment to share your wishes at Symphony Park, and drop by for a virtual event with art, poetry, and music that evening – details below!
TANABATA: An Ancient Story for Modern Times
Presented by Kaji Aso Studio in partnership with Symphony Park
 
Tanabata is a beloved celebration in Japan which recognizes an Ancient Story of separation, longing, hopes, wishes and reunion. It is celebrated on the 7th day of the 7th month (July 7th). Every year Kaji Aso Studio presents art, poetry and music inspired by this story and participants help celebrate by tying wishes to green branches (in Japan – bamboo).  This year Kaji Aso Studio joined in partnership with Symphony Park to help the community learn about and enjoy this story to nourish our hearts.  More than ever we can empathize with the couple’s patience, longing and promise to be together. Find out more here: https://www.kajiasostudioevents.com/
 
Two ways to participate for FREE that are open to the public:
 
  • Tuesday, July 7th – anytime from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. please visit Symphony Park (39 Edgerly Road/behind Whole Foods) to see the 5-color streamers flying and write your own wishes to tie to the bamboo “Wishing Tree”.
  • Tuesday, July 7th starting at 7:00 pm EST join the virtual event inspired by this theme for an Evening of Art, Poetry and Music presented by Kaji Aso Studio CLICK HERE for TANABATA July 7th @ 7 PM
 
 
Acknowledgements: This project is supported by a Transformative Public Art grant from the City of Boston Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture.  Kaji Aso Studio programming is also supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council and administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture; and a grant from the Mission Hill / Fenway Neighborhood Trust. 

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Dear FCA Members:
Save the date!
With work beginning in July on the Phase II project, the Muddy River Maintenance and Management Committee (MMOC) invites you to join in the virtual Phase 2 Construction Preview next Tuesday, June 30, 2020 from 6pm to 7pm via Zoom.
See attached for how to register, or go to:
As one of the original MMOC members, Fenway Civic would like to ensure this information is widely available to the public.  See the flyer for more details.

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Dear Members:

Please see the following announcement from Mayor Walsh regarding today’s Census Day of Action.
We hope you will take time to register if you have not done so.
Links for completing by phone or online are below.
CITY of BOSTON

Have you completed the 2020 Federal Census?

Every ten years, the federal government conducts a census, with a goal of counting every person living in the United States. The data collected ensures that our communities get fair representation in Congress. It also determines where billions of dollars in federal funding will go over the next decade. This funding supports things like healthcare, food and nutrition programs, education, childcare, and housing. In the video below, I discuss the importance of the Census:
As our City continues to battle the COVID-19 crisis and works toward an equitable recovery, it’s more important than ever that everyone fills out the census so that we get the resources we need. In the years to come, federal funding will play a key role in providing relief to local families, veterans, the homeless, schools, small businesses, and more. Filling out the 2020 Census is an immediate action you can take to help with our relief efforts from the safety of your home. 

So I’m asking everyone to fill out the census, if they haven’t already. It takes just a few minutes, and you can do it online or over the phone. It’s also available in 13 languages. Go to my2020Census.gov or call 844-330-2020 to participate. In the event you misplaced or never received your census ID, this guide will explain how you can still respond without it.

Please remember, your responses are safe and confidential. You will not be asked about your immigration status, and your answers will not affect any public benefits you receive.

We want to make sure that everyone gets counted, because in Boston, everyone counts. This is a time to make your voices heard, own your power, and help keep Boston strong for years to come.

Thank you,

Mayor Walsh

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Dear FCA members and friends:

The Army Corps has issued its first 90 day look-ahead for Phase 2.  There will likely be questions along the way as Phase two begins implementation in designated areas.  We will do our best to keep you informed through our representation on the Muddy River Maintenance and Management Oversight Committee and also point out that the address for questions directly to the Corps MuddyRiver@USACE.army.mil.

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All are invited to this virtual event – details at: https://www.emeraldnecklace.org/events/annualmeeting/

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